Huawei claims first-ever quad-core 10-inch tablet

Not satisfied with claiming rights to the world's fastest smartphone, Huawei now says it has the first 10-inch quad-core tablet, too.


Chinese electronics company Huawei just made bold claims at MWC when its chairman, Richard Yu, said the Ascend D Quad is the world's fastest phone. Naming another milestone, Huawei has announced plans for the first 10-inch tablet powered by a quad-core processor.

Called the MediaPad10 FHD, the slate uses a similar 1.5GHz K3 CPU Huawei expects to place in the Ascend D Quad. Another alluring attribute you'll find in the MediaPad FHD is a 10-inch IPS LCD screen with a supersharp resolution of 1,920x1,200 pixels. Dolby Surround Sound audio processing will be onboard as well, along with an 8-megapixel main camera and 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter.

Of course I thought the first 10-inch quad-core tablet was the Asus Transformer Prime. Truth be told, that's a 10.1-inch quad-core tablet, so perhaps Huawei is really splitting hairs here.

The tablet runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, too, and it will support 4G cellular data networks, either HSPA+ (21/42/84Mbps) or LTE. At 0.35 inch thick, the MediaPad10 FHD also appears to be just as svelte as its main Android rival, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

While Huawei hasn't announced pricing for the MediaPad10 FHD, it says the powerful slate will hit the market globally in Q2 of 2012.

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